Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch and Rune Fjord

The best escape route from a meeting at the Denmark office of toy brand Lego is down a metal slide.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Completed by designers Rosan Bosch and Rune Fjord in 2010, the open-plan office in Billund incorporates block-like display stands, model-building tables and a library of Lego pieces.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

The eight glass-fronted meeting rooms, each painted a different colour, are located on a first-floor mezzanine that wraps around the building’s perimeter.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

On the ground floor, circular holes punched through a wooden table in the coffee area create both leg room and planting beds, while lounge areas are dotted between workstations and display cabinets.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

If you like Lego, you should also check out our earlier story about a greenhouse made from the building blocks.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Photography is by Anders Sune Berg.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Here's some more text from Rosan Bosch:


LEGO PMD

LEGO’s designers are the luckiest in the world – they get to play with LEGO all day long! Now, the designers of LEGO’s development department, LEGO PMD, has a physical working environment that corresponds to its playful content – a working environment where fun, play and creativity are paramount and where the physical design gives the adults a chance to be part of children’s play.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

With the values ’fun’, ’unity’, ’creativity & innovation’, ’imagination’ and ’sustainability’ as basis for the design, LEGO PMD has become a unique de- velopment department where the designers can become part of the children’s fantasy world.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

LEGO doesn’t just create fun for others – at LEGO PMD working is fun!

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

In order to create a design that corresponds to the focus on play, innovation and creativity, imagination has been given free rein.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Across the room, an existing walkway has been transformed into an oversized sitting environment, where a light-blue padding turns the walkway into a light and soft cloud.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

The cloud unfolds and expands into sofas, sitting space and a slide that connects the two floors in a fun and playful way.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

The idea of scale is challenged with design elements such as huge grass wall graphics and a giant LEGO man and tables with built-in bonsai gardens, thus playing with perception and scale – who is big and who is small? Where does work stop and imagination start?

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Through the physical design, the children’s fantasy worlds become part of the everyday, creating the setting for the creation of new design for new games and play.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Furthermore, the design of LEGO PMD makes it possible for the designers to work closer together. At ground floor, the open space at the centre of the room creates a dynamic flow where informal meeting pla- ces create a setting for social interaction and exchange of information.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Towards the sides, there is room for concentrated work, and specially designed means of exhibition such as the show-off podiums and the model towers give the designers a chance to display their work to each other, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and ideas across the department.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

On the first floor, an expansion of the balcony has made room for five small and three large meeting rooms in each their own colour with glass facades and a view of the large, open space.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

A Fun Zone with a yellow table bar creates room for relaxation and social interaction, where a number of building tables for children make it possible for LEGO’s youngest employees to test the newest models and products.

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

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The new LEGO PMD is the children’s universe where imagination reins free – for children and designer alike!

Lego PMD by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

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Project Title: LEGO PMD
Clients: Lego System A/S
Designers: Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Location of project: Lego System A/S
Address: Systemvej 6
Postal code: DK- 7190
City: Billund
Country: Denmark

Year: 2010
Project: Design and interior decoration
Scope: 2000m2
Materials: Polyurethane floor, carpet, dry wall, acoustic bats w. graphic print, glass partition walls, acoustic ceiling, furniture